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Korah (Hebrew: קֹרַח‎ Qōraḥ; Arabic: قارون Qārūn), son of Izhar, is an individual who appears in the Biblical Book of Numbers of the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) and four different verses in the Quran, known for leading a rebellion against Moses. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Korah has received more than 747,395 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Korah is the 612th most popular religious figure (down from 504th in 2019).

Korah is most famous for his role in the story of the golden calf. Korah was a Levite who was part of a group of Levites and Israelites who challenged Moses’ authority, saying that he had no right to be their leader. Korah and his followers were swallowed up by the earth.

Memorability Metrics

  • 750k

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  • 65.69

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 30

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.56

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.11

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Korahs by language

Over the past year Korah has had the most page views in the with 124,216 views, followed by English (104,783), and Spanish (36,777). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Albanian (118.36%), Western Punjabi (50.78%), and Hungarian (49.18%)


Among religious figures, Korah ranks 612 out of 3,187Before him are Pope Stephen IX, Anne Catherine Emmerich, Josaphat Kuntsevych, Huineng, Angela Merici, and Giulia Farnese. After him are Abu Dhar al-Ghifari, Isaac of Nineveh, Sa'id bin Zayd, Alexius of Rome, Saint Casimir, and Gregory Thaumaturgus.

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